Samsung recently launched its yet another budget smartphone dubbed Galaxy M40 expanding its M-series portfolio in the country. In a desperate attempt to win back the budget segment throne, Samsung is offering punch-hole front-selfie cameras, On-screen sound technology, triple cameras at the back and 15W Fast Charging. The South Korean-based manufacturer, somehow, managed to integrate all this for a budget segment price.
In this Game of Budget Throne, let’s see what Samsung Galaxy M40 brings to the table.
Samsung Galaxy M40: Price in India, Availability, Launch Offers
Samsung officially launched the Galaxy M40 device in India on June 11, 2019. Unlike other Galaxy M devices, Samsung M40 comes in a single storage variant – 6GB RAM + 128GB of onboard memory. The Galaxy M40 comes with a price tag of INR 19,990. It will be up for grabs starting from June 18 exclusively via Amazon India and Samsung’s Online Store.
As expected, the brand is offering attractive offers in partnership with Telecom companies. You can check them out in the pictures below.
Samsung Galaxy M40: Specifications, Features
Samsung Galaxy M40 comes with a large 6.3-inch PLS TFT display having 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 409-pixel density. For an added protection, the display is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Now, what makes this display impressive is the fact that it has a punch-hole for the selfie camera. On top of that, it features the company’s all-new On Screen Sound Technology. Both of these are generally found in high-end premium devices but Samsung somehow managed to offer all this at half of the price which is insane.
Processor, RAM, Storage
In terms of performance, the Galaxy M40 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset paired with Adreno 612 GPU, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. That’s the same chipset which you can find in the recently launched Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Snapdragon 675 SoC has two Kryo 460 Gold cores and six Kryo 460 Silver cores.
Moving on to the optics, there is a 32MP + 8MP + 5MP triple-camera setup at the back. The primary 32MP sensor features a convention Field of View or FoV with f/1.7 aperture. The 8MP, on the other hand, is an ultra-wide sensor with 123 FoV and f/2.2 aperture while the 5MP is a depth-sensor having the same f/2.2 aperture. There is a single 32MP front snapper for all your selfies need.
Battery, Software, Connectivity
All of this is fueled by a 3500mAh battery with 15W fast charging and runs on the Android 9 Pie having the latest One UI software. For security, the Galaxy M40 comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back and it also has a Face Unlock built right into the software. Other specifications include Bluetooth v5.0, dual-SIM with dual-VoLTE and USB Type-C. Sadly, there is no 3.5-mm headphone jack which might be a deal breaker for some.
Samsung Galaxy M40: Initial Impressions
Samsung Galaxy M40, no doubt, manages to offer impressive value for money option to the buyers. On top of that, the brand took it to a whole new level with the addition of punch-hole display and On Screen Sound technology. Even though the device has PLS TFT display, it should not be a deal breaker since the display quality and colour reproduction almost close to IPS LCD.
Samsung managed to offer everything be it new pieces of technology or a battery with fast charging capability at this price. The one thing which you might miss is the 3.5-mm headphone jack. This for some would be a deal breaker while for some it would not. Personally speaking, losing a 3.5-mm headphone jack for triple rear cameras, on-screen sound technology and a punch-hole display is a sweet bargain.
Samsung Galaxy M40: Pros and Cons
Here is a quick overview of what’s good and what’s bad with the newly launched Samsung Galaxy M40.
- Value for money
- Punch-hole display
- On screen sound technology
- Triple rear cameras
- 15W fast charging
- One UI software
- No 3.5-mm headphone jack